The School District is organizing a community program on school safety for 6 p.m. Monday, March 19. The program will include information on "how our schools prepare for emergencies and what parents should do if a school emergency occurs," a release by district officials said.March 13, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..
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Area students who decide to walk out of class Wednesday will likely face different reactions from school officials, depending on whether they protest guns or focus on remembering students killed in the so-called “Valentine’s Day Massacre.”March 12, 2018 11:38 a.m. read more..
Bruce Pinkleton has been named dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University following a national search. Pinkleton, who has served as interim dean since January 2016, will assume the permanent role effective March 15.March 9, 2018 9:31 a.m. read more..
Two days after more stringent backpack policies went into effect for Granger High School, the School District’s superintendent explained the decision more thoroughly. The revised backpack policy announced Monday prohibits high school students from carrying backpacks, purses and other non-transparent bags that could conceal weapons or drugs on campus.March 7, 2018 7:06 p.m. read more..
More than 100 students from Seattle and Olympia area high schools rallied at the Capitol building in support of gun-control legislation. Partnering with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility on Tuesday, March 6, they called on lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 6620.March 7, 2018 3:30 p.m. read more..
Senate Bill 5064, prohibiting school officials from interfering with editorial decisions in student newspapers, is awaiting Gov. Jay Inslee's signature to become law.March 7, 2018 1:59 p.m. read more..
Granger High School students are being told to leave backpacks, bags and purses at home when they head to school. The School District announced Monday, March 5, that recent school threats prompted the decision to ban bags capable of carrying a concealed weapon.March 6, 2018 6 p.m. read more..
Sending your teenager to college at Washington State University next fall? Prepare to pay more. The university Board of Regents voted last week to increase on-campus residence hall room and board 1.7 percent beginning with the Fall 2018 semester.March 5, 2018 5:05 p.m. read more..
Community invited to meet superintendent candidates at 6:30 p.m. March 6 and 8 in the Prosser High School Library.March 5, 2018 5:04 p.m. read more..
Student journalists would no longer have to get approval from school district personnel before reporting on a story if amended Senate Bill 5064 is signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. Sen. Joe Fain introduced the measure to extend 1st Amendment protections to student journalists. The measure cleared the state House of Representatives, 91-6, today, March 5. It previously passed the Senate, 43-5, in January.March 5, 2018 4:29 p.m. read more..